Rev. Sean guides us in exploring how we keep traditions and rituals alive in a meaningful way. How can we reinterpret old practices to give them new life, making them both playful and purposeful?
Rev. Mariela teaches about duende as authentic self-expression that has an impact on the lives of others and helps connect us with our soul - the most whole part of ourselves. She draws on her experience growing up in Cuba and the work of Spanish writer Federico García Lorca to explore repression, vulnerability, and how duende can free us to be our most whole, authentic selves.
Rev. Gretchen explores how different pieces of ourselves - or who we think we should be or who we might want to be - show up in our style. It is all our work to tear down boxes of what society deems "appropriate" and, instead, dress for ourselves as ourselves. Because when we do, we make it more possible for each of us to show up as we are, fully and freely.
Rev. Gretchen shares a story of putting on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night while she was in college and explores how clothing can be a tool for liberation, and healing, and change.
Poet Megan Benedict -who wrote nine spontaneous poems during Sunday's service! - shares her lessons for keeping a spirit of play when writing, especially lessons for when she gets stuck.